Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chocolate Covered Fireside Bowl Bag

I got my "Big City Bags" Book while in the States, it is written by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness.  I love her purse patterns so I just had to have the book.  I wasn't going to make anything till the start of New Year and then I saw the contest going on for Sew Mama Sew and I said "Hey I have 3 days, I can do it."  Plus if you know me, and if you don't you will learn I love a good Challenge.

I give you my version of the Fireside Bowl Bag, the first pattern in her book.

The white fabric with chocolate covered strawberries is "Chocoholic" designed for Exclusively Quilters and the black fabric is Studio 8 for Quilting Treasures.
The strap is Black Kona and the detail is Red Kona.
For the Interior I used the same black fabric as the exterior bottom.
I only did 1 pocket and since I only had 1 lobster claw I only used 1 on 1 side and sewed the strap in on the other.
Detail of sewed in strap side.
The making of this bag went super easy, I didn't have any deco-fuse fusible interfacing so my version is a little softer, and the fabrics made me crave a stop at my favorite coffee shop, so I took the bag along.
I drank my latte and the bag and I picked out some sweets, chocolate covered, of course.
There really is no front or back of this bag, they both look the same.
Oh and I added handles at the top, just for fun :)

Linking up to Mama Said Sew, Sew Sweetness Bag Contest (say that 5 times fast).


  1. mmm you are making me crave chocolate covered strawberries.... :)

  2. This is funny, made me think of a chocolate bowling ball.. lol